Pinarello Montello Cromovelato SLX

This is an exquisite frame, Columbus SLX steel

Pinarello Montello  Cromovelato…

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Dura Ace 7403 group, F Coppi saddle, Modolo Equipe cockpit..

 

As is pretty much the norm with Pinarellos of a certain age, the decals have ‘fallen’ due to the company not clear coating at the factory , as well , the ‘Cromovelato’ finish has fallen in places , another common problem with this finish, leaving untarnished chrome underneath…

listed here

Colnago C40 , 1st gen,Mapei Black Art Decor

Picked this one up in London for a fair price a while back,

Colnago C40 1st generation Mapei Black Art Decor…

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full round tubed carbon frame and ‘precisca’ forks , ( precursor to the carbon crimp tubed later models ) , came with Campagnolo Chorus 2×9 gruppo , this is a custom model, as it has internal cable routing on the top tube…

28510615265_2e6ae612ed_o Herman Frison according to Wikipedia is  a Belgian pro rider who won a stage tour of the Tour De France…

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How to identify a Colnago Nuovo Mexico from a Colnago Super (profil)

I get a fair amount of requests to appraise vintage Colnago roadbikes,(which is always a pleasure), and amongst those fine steel steeds have been a number of  questions regarding the Colnago Nuovo Mexico model, (circa 1984).

More often than not the owner has one of these, which were more common, the Colnago Super (profil), which can be identified from one crimp either side and center on the top tube, one either side and center on the down tube, and inside the chain stays

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a Colnago Nuovo Mexico has two crimps either side and center on the top tube, 2 crimps off center either side of the down tube (so dt has 4 crimps in total!) , and none inside the chain stays

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Rare (rare) Cinelli Laser Track Pursuit

Well, as lovers of fine bicycles, we are all aware of the rare Cinelli Laser Track Pursuit,

this one is extra rare…

“…PERSONALLY DECLARED FROM ANTONIO COLOMBO CHIEF  OF THE CINELLI  ,   HE LET  BUILT SEVEN  SPECIAL CINELLI LASER PURSUIT BIKES WITH DIFFERENT  GEOMETRIES FOR THE HOUR RECORD AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1985 FOR  HANS HENRICK OERSTED . WITH THIS BIKES HE WINS BOTH.  ONE OF THIS BIKES IS IN THE OFFICE OF MR COLOMBO REVISITED BY KEITH HARING . AN OTHER OF THIS SEVEN BIKES WAS GIVEN PERSONALLY FROM ANTONIO  COLOMBO IN 1992 TO THE COMIX ARTIST IGOR TUVERI  WHO RESTYLED THE BIKE ….MR COLOMBO WRITE ” LOT OF MEMORIES AROUND HER AND THE  ARTIST IS A  MITH OF COMIX ART : IGOR TUVERI . WAS PRESENTED IN A MILANO GALLERY …EVERYTHING WAS ORGANIZED BY ME..”

quite a piece…

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purported to have been built for Igor Tuveri, circa 1992,

currently listed on ebay